Join Date: Sep 2005
Location: Spennymoor, County Durham, UK
Dealership in Dundee quoted £250 for 12 month service
my LT only did about 3,000 miles last year so it only needed the 12 month service, not the 6,000 or 12,000 mile one. The main BMW dealer in Dundee quoted about £250 for that service and an extra £120 or so to replace the brake pads at both ends.
As I was getting the bike serviced ready for it to take me and my bride-to-be on a tour of the West of Scotland for our honeymoon, I wanted to make sure it was 100% and therefore asked them to check out the stiff throttle too. It turned out that it needed a new throttle cable as well, so the final bill was £730 (Ouch!).
The honeymoon was fantastic, the LT was just brilliant and all seemed to have been perfect until we set off on the last day. The LT started making funny noises and within 10 miles was unridable with a diff failure. So, our honeymoon ended up with us going home in a van with a dead LT in the back. Another £700 later he (George, the LT) is back on the road again.
So, parts are expensive, labour is expensive and not everyone can do their own servicing. But (and it is a big 'but'), the LT is just a fantastic bike, so sell your children, rob a bank, or gamble succesfully; just buy an LT if you haven't already got one and enjoy the hell out of it!
2004 BMW K1200LT Blue (Derek)
1999 BMW K1200LT Champagne (George, ret'd to the seaside)
1976 Honda CB400F Maroon (The Beauty)